The evidence is unmistakable: there’s just no amount of government coaxing that will make unmarried couples want to, as Beyoncé would say, “put a ring on it.”
After nearly thirty years of strong support from the federal government for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, the Obama administration and Congress have ushered in a new era of sex education in this country.
Jaretta Hamilton, a teacher at Southland Christian School in Saint Cloud, Florida, was fired from her position because she became pregnant three weeks before her wedding.
Is the decision to table the vote on same-sex marriage in New Jersey a strategic move or tactical mistake?
A vote on same-sex marriage in New Jersey may come as soon as tomorrow. The Catholic Bishops and conservative Democrats and Republicans are lobbying to defeat the measure. Will New Jersey do the right thing and vote for human rights?
Condoms are affordable, easy to use with the proper instruction, and extraordinarily effective in preventing both STDs, including HIV, and pregnancy if used consistently and correctly. Why aren't more of us using them?
Conservatives in Congress are gearing up to fight DC's Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act of 2009, a bill to legalize marriage for same-sex couples in the District.
By turning any public policy matter into a question about trust and honesty, as they are now with health care reform, right-wing groups avoid any serious policy debate and damage their victims' credibility.
The message "teen ambassador" Bristol Palin seems to have been asked to deliver is disingenuous at best and dangerous at worst.
Wendy Wright and Tony Perkins believe that the Obama administration concocted the swine-flu pandemic to have Kathleen Sebelius confirmed as Secretary for Health and Human Services.
On a night in which this country took a giant step forward on racial issues and reproductive rights, we also took a devastating step backwards when it comes to the rights of gay and lesbian individuals.
After years of our children being subject to dangerous abstinence-only programs, we are finally at a place where parents, educators, and policymakers want something different. But will the new sex education be "disaster prevention" only?
Telling students that AIDS can be spread through skin-to-skin contact and comparing premarital sex to Hitler and slavery? SIECUS reviews of three fear-based abstinence-only programs that rely on biased or outrageously incorrect information.
Instead of seeking common ground on sex education and having open discussions about what educational materials are age appropriate, the right wing has again launched a smear campaign against comprehensive sex education.
Five years ago, federal funding for abstinence-only programs had ballooned and only California was refusing Title V abstinence-only funds. But the present portrait -- flat funding and 25 states refusing funds -- is very different.